Today's News

  • Kick it! Tournament benefits Alzheimer’s Walk to Cure

    A kickball tournament is being held to benefit The Walk to Cure Alzheimer’s. On Oct. 25, teams will gather at Creekfront Park and compete in a double elimination tournament. Kick for a Cause, hosted by the LaRue County Parks Department, will offer a chance for participants to have fun, as well as contribute to a great cause, said Bill Hawkins, a member of the park board and one of the event’s coordinators.

  • Community News


    By John R. Smith

    Glenn Wilkinson passed away Thursday at Ephraim McDowell Hospital, Danville. He’s the father of Rev. Jerry Wilkinson.

    Rev. Jeff Yucom, the associate minister of First Baptist Springfield was the guest speaker at First Baptist. Newly-appointed Bishop Marvin Thomas and Presiding Elder Roy Reid visited Lane Lincoln last Wednesday to meet the members of the church.

  • Locals perform in ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

    The Hardin County Playhouse is staging a production of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird this weekend, 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday.

    Two Hodgenville residents have roles in the show, with Gordon Thomas portraying Reverend Sykes and Mitch Curry as Mr. Cunningham.

    General admission tickets are $18.

    For more information and to purchase tickets, call 270-351-0577. 

  • Fall recycling event is Saturday

    The LaRue County Recycling Center, now in its 11th year of operation, will hold its annual Fall Recycling Event from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 18.

    Jill Gray, solid waste coordinator for the county, said the event has been very successful in the past.

    The fall event is very different from the spring cleanup. The fall event, she said, is only for recyclable items, like electronics, appliances, old machinery parts and anything else that is made of metal. Gray said she will take televisions during the event, which she doesn’t take otherwise.

  • Reunions


    The Haycraft family reunion is Oct. 18 at the Brown-Pusey House, Elizabethtown. Registration and tour of the Hardin County History Museum is at noon. Kids Corner (fun and games). Bring a dish. Potluck at 4 p.m. Auction at 7 p.m. Bring family photos, memorabilia and souvenirs.

    LCHS Class of 1999

    The LaRue County High School Class of 1999 will hold its 15th reunion 7 p.m. to midnight Oct. 18 at Sportmans Lake in Hodgenville. For more information, contact Jim Shaw at 502-664-0550 or jqsllc@yahoo.com.

    Kennedy, LaFollette

  • Create It celebrates new location

    The LaRue County Chamber of Commerce held its third ribbon-cutting ceremony in a two-week period on Oct. 1 at Create It in Hodgenville.

    Create It is a graphics business, specializing in producing customized products such as T-shirts, bags, signs, flags, wall decorations and plates and glasses.

    “Anything that can be customized,” said owner Melissa Longhofer.

  • City buying new fire truck; false alarms abound

    The City of Hodgenville is getting a new fire truck.

    The Easton, Maryland Board of Commissioners accepted a bid of $76,000 for a 1990 truck with a 95-foot reach, Mayor Kenny DeVore said Monday.

    Hodgenville Fire Chief Wally Sparks said the ladder would be able to reach the taller buildings in town (such as Sunrise Manor Nursing Home and the Masonic Lodge), if the need arose.

    The truck has 3,218 hours and 32,626 miles – and is garage-kept.

  • True Kentucky earns designation from state Arts Council

    Twenty-four businesses, including True Kentucky in Glendale, have been designated Kentucky Crafted Retailers by the Kentucky Arts Council after demonstrating their commitment to market quality craftsmanship and artistic excellence produced by artists in the Kentucky Crafted Program.

    Kentucky Crafted Retailers represent a broad range of retail stores and galleries that offer a wide variety of merchandise and actively promote the Kentucky Crafted brand. Retailers can be found in Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana.

  • PHOTOS: Lincoln Days Car Show
  • National 4-H Week showcased ‘great things’

    More than 6 million young people across the country celebrated National 4-H Week, an annual celebration of 4-H during the first full week of October. 4-H leveraged National 4-H Week this year to showcase the great things that 4-H offers young people and highlighted the incredible 4-H youth in the community who work each day to make a positive impact on the community.